I am Professor of Applied Microeconomics at the Department of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium. I am also the director of RISLαβ—the Risk, Insurance, and Savings Laboratory. I obtained my PhD in economics from the Econometric Institute at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Tinbergen Institute in 2009, and I have been a professor since 2015. I currently serve as an Associate Editor at the European Economic Review.
I investigate the determinants of preferences, and the effects of preferences on behaviour. I employ a variety of tools, including formal modelling, natural experiments, randomised controlled trials, and lab experiments. I am further interested in applying principles from behavioural economics to a variety of problems in development economics, environmental sustainability, and financial markets.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
RISLαβ @ UGhent will be hosting the Foundations of Utility and Risk (FUR) Conference in Ghent, Belgium, on July 11th-14th 2022.
I am guest-editing a Syposium at the European Economic Review on `Nudges and Incentives'.
I am currently looking for a PhD student to join my team. The position is for an excellent student interested in applying Bayesian techniques to Decision Theory/Decision Making. You can find the full announcement here.